by Michael Lowrey
While in Charlotte, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate calls again for more educational spending. The end of the story, the UPoR briefly touches on the budget issue:
How would he pay for his plan, which he estimated would cost $625 million the first year?
Not by raising the sales tax – an idea from Gov. Bev Perdue that Dalton no longer supports – but by projected revenue growth, more aggressive tax collection, and getting catalogue and Internet companies to pay a tax already on the books.
Which is a pretty laughable revenue plan even by the low standards of budget estimates offered during campaigns.